Thomas Francis Tregoye Michell

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Captain Thomas Francis Tregoye Michell, R.N. (8 November, 1872 – 1 September, 1942) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Michell entered Britannia in January, 1886 after placing fourth in order of merit of the forty candidates for naval cadetship that were accepted for acceptance following a round of examinations in late November, 1885.[1] He gained eight months' time on passing out of Britannia.

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 May, 1894.

Michell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1903.

Michell was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1910.

Michell was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Terrible on 6 December, 1913.[2]

Suffering from neurasthenia and perhaps rattled by a Court of Inquiry into ammunition in Terrible which had been damaged by flooding, Michell was retired as unfit on 24 February, 1915, but he was called up for some work with the Naval Secretary from 10 September through 26 October, 1918. he was reverted to the Retired List on 9 January, 1919.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Basil R. H. Taylour
Captain of H.M.S. Snapper
22 Apr, 1898 – 18 Feb, 1899
Succeeded by
Godfrey G. Webster
Preceded by
Raymond A. Nugent
Captain of H.M.S. Spitfire
18 Feb, 1899 – 14 Jun, 1899
Succeeded by
John Luce
Preceded by
James R. P. Hawksley
Captain of H.M.S. Ariel
4 Apr, 1899 – 13 Jun, 1899
Succeeded by
Charles J. T. Dormer
Preceded by
Harry C. S. Rawson
Captain of H.M.S. Pyramus
21 Sep, 1907[3] – 1 Sep, 1909[Inference]
Succeeded by
Stephen H. Radcliffe
Preceded by
Spencer A. Hickley
Captain of H.M.S. Terrible
6 Dec, 1913[4] – 12 Jun, 1914
Succeeded by
Cecil A. Severn


  1. "Cadetships In The Navy." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Dec 05, 1885; pg. 8; Issue 31622.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 381.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 363.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 381.